Archives for October, 2008
For the second time this year, the State of Alabama has won a significant victory in court against powerful drug companies. This time, the litigation involved
GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp and with the court awarding a total of $114,247,233 to the state. Earlier this year, the state was awarded a $215 million verdict against the [...]
Americans as well as the British seem to be trying to quit the smoking habit in greater numbers. Unfortunately, millions of them are turning to powerful drugs to ease their cravings. In fact, one such pharmaceutical product is now being accused of causing adverse reactions such as suicidal thinking and strange dreams.
Acupuncture, on the other [...]
Congee is easy to make in a crock pot. Put up the soup before going to bed and awaken to this satisfying porridge. (Or, put it up before going to work and the soup will be ready when you come home.)
½ cup rice (or barley)
4 cups water or stock
1 2-inch piece kombu seaweed
1 bay [...]
People seek help from an acupuncturist for all sorts of symptoms – and in growing numbers -as this healing profession becomes increasingly known and its services more accepted in the western world. Now that this is occurring, have you ever wondered what the main reasons might be that bring a person to Acupuncture?
Researchers in the [...]
A suit has been brought against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for violating the law in not acting on a petition in a timely manner.
Two years ago, Public Citizen sued the FDA to withdraw the painkillers Darvon® and Darvocet® from the market and the FDA has not acted on this petition. According to [...]
While the medical community is treating Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) with drugs and shaking their head in confusion when someone asks what causes it, the Chiropractic profession has answers and treatment options.
RLS is a painful condition of the legs that often causes annoying sensations that include creeping, crawling, tugging and tingling feelings. The discomfort usually [...]
For those who know the statistics and the high frequency of errors in the pharmaceutical and medical communities, the following statistic may not really come as a shock. Bad drug reactions, accidental overdoses and medicine administration mix-ups adversely affect 1 in 15 hospitalized children.
This evidence comes from a recent study that used new detection methods [...]
Problems and help for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers have received very little attention from researchers who do Acupuncture studies. Now some new research into this type of arthritis finds that Acupuncture may hold benefits to people who suffer from the condition.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) causes inflammation and swelling of joint linings. It results in a painful condition [...]
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